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Maine Diner

2265 Post Road, Wells, ME - (207) 646-4441
One of America's great diners -- source of such Downeast dishes as lobster pie and Indian pudding, but also of classic blue-plate specials. Not to be missed: the buttery seafood chowder.
89% Approval Rating (59 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Lobster Pie
Indian Pudding
Seafood Chowder
Corn Chowder
Lobster Roll
Baked Beans
Blueberry pie
Chicken pot pie
Fried Haddock
Chocolate Cake
Muffin
Codfish Cakes and Beans

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (10)
Roadfood.com Editor
"In 1983 Bruce and Myles Henry of Drake's Island bought an old diner in Wells, and spiffed it up. They devised a menu of Yankee shoreline cooking – the kind of food we tourists crave when we hit the road north. The menu has expanded in recent years to include much ..."   [Read More]
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Andy Sandler
January 04, 2009
"Wow. Ahem, WOW! My wife and I went to Maine Diner in early November, mid-afternoon, so we had our pick of seating. Their signature lobster pie, was utterly fantastic, unctuous and hearty... worth the trip up from Boston just for that. The crab cakes, while very ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2265 Post Road, Wells, ME
(207) 646-4441

http://www.mainediner.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The wall behind the counter at the Maine Diner is crowded with blue ribbons won by this seafood chowder. It is butter-rich, creamy, and loaded with shrimp, clams, and hunks of fish, just about the best we've ever had.
"The wall behind the counter at the Maine Diner is crowded with blue ribbons won by this seafood chowder. It is butter-rich, creamy, and loaded with shrimp, clams, and hunks of fish, just about the best we've ever had."
Michael Stern





Here is one great lobster roll, presented in a toasted bun with plenty of butter for drizzling on as you need it. Note how glistening moist and hunky the lobster is.
"Here is one great lobster roll, presented in a toasted bun with plenty of butter for drizzling on as you need it. Note how glistening moist and hunky the lobster is."
Michael Stern


A signature dish, lobster pie is made from a family recipe. For lobster lovers, it is unspeakably savory. And by the way, those mashed potatoes in the background are the real McCoy.
"A signature dish, lobster pie is made from a family recipe. For lobster lovers, it is unspeakably savory. And by the way, those mashed potatoes in the background are the real McCoy."
Michael Stern


A fine, not-too-decadent chocolate cake. With a few cups of coffee, it makes an ideal conclusion to a Maine Diner meal.
"A fine, not-too-decadent chocolate cake. With a few cups of coffee, it makes an ideal conclusion to a Maine Diner meal."
Michael Stern


Very tasty lobster morsels, although I couldn't help wishing there was MORE!
"Very tasty lobster morsels, although I couldn't help wishing there was MORE!"
Robin Olson


Baked beans like these are quintessentially Yankee: firm-bodied, earthy, laced with plenty of pieces of bacon, a little bit sweet but not at all sticky.
"Baked beans like these are quintessentially Yankee: firm-bodied, earthy, laced with plenty of pieces of bacon, a little bit sweet but not at all sticky."
Michael Stern


Those blue ribbons are still on the wall at the Maine Diner and they are still deserved!  This chowder was chock full of scallops, whole belly clams, shrimp and more.  A light, creamy broth was so good, I could have had the chowder without all the extra goodies.
"Those blue ribbons are still on the wall at the Maine Diner and they are still deserved! This chowder was chock full of scallops, whole belly clams, shrimp and more. A light, creamy broth was so good, I could have had the chowder without all the extra goodies."
Robin Olson


Fortunately, I remembered to take a picture before totally polishing off this excellent bowl of corn chowder. Like the Maine Diner's celebrated seafood chowder, it is butter-rich.
"Fortunately, I remembered to take a picture before totally polishing off this excellent bowl of corn chowder. Like the Maine Diner's celebrated seafood chowder, it is butter-rich."
Michael Stern


Our favorite New England dessert: Indian pudding, made from cornmeal and molasses, served warm and topped with ice cream.
"Our favorite New England dessert: Indian pudding, made from cornmeal and molasses, served warm and topped with ice cream."
Michael Stern


Here's top o' the mornin' to you: a warm cornbread muffin, ready to be buttered.
"Here's top o' the mornin' to you: a warm cornbread muffin, ready to be buttered."
Michael Stern


Another view of the lobster pie.  Delicious!
"Another view of the lobster pie. Delicious!"
John Grundhauser


Three squares a day, and some of the tastiest, easy-to-eat lobster anywhere along the Maine coast.
"Three squares a day, and some of the tastiest, easy-to-eat lobster anywhere along the Maine coast."
Michael Stern


If you are heading up the coast of Maine in search of true Maine food, you won't do better than heeding this sign ... for lunch and dinner as well as for breakfast.
"If you are heading up the coast of Maine in search of true Maine food, you won't do better than heeding this sign ... for lunch and dinner as well as for breakfast."
Michael Stern



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